Thursday, August 31, 2006

Keith Cross & Peter Ross "Bored Civilians"
(UK Prog-Folk 1972)


Keith Cross was previously the guitar wizard in T2. On this 1972 album he teams up with Pete Ross and accompanying musicians which include Jimmy Hastings (Caravan), BJ Cole and members of Brinsley Schwarz. The result is a fantastic, luscious mixture of lyrical folk-rock and harmonious rock music that doesn't disappoint particularly on the cover version of Fotheringay's "Peace In The End".

Personnel included:
Keith Cross (Bulldog Breed, T2)
Peter Ross (Richard Thompson, Hookfoot)
Peter Arnesen (If, Ian Hunter, Rubettes, Daddy Longlegs, Hollies)
B.J. Cole (credited as Brian Cole)
Jimmy Hastings (Caravan, Soft Machine, Hatfield & The North, National Health)
Nick Lowe (Brinsley Shwarz, Elvis Costello, Dave Edmunds, solo)
Dee Murray (Elton John Band)
Chris Stewart (Spooky Tooth, Frankie Miller, Joe Cocker)

10 Comments:

Blogger Donno said...

I'd never heard of this LP but it is really rather good. Hard to categorise, early 70s UK light rock or college circuit rock, they at times remind me of Cochise and similar bands.
Thanks for the share. I shall listen to it some more for sure but right now I've gotta give that Andy Roberts a few listens!!
Cheers
Donno

31 August, 2006 21:19  
Anonymous jimi said...

Thanks for posting this ... a bit of un unknown gem.

cheers

05 September, 2006 02:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice. You continue to amaze Lizardson.

15 October, 2006 12:25  
Anonymous milesago said...

This has also expired. I've been looking for it for ages. Can you please upload again? Thanks, much appreciated.

21 November, 2006 00:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This record is a "buried treasure"... if there ever were such a thing. Wonderful playing and singing... a British equivalent of Big Star. I guess that it will appeal a lot to the new folk generation. Hopefully it will soon be re-issued. I only have it as an early 90's Japanese CD (Thank God for those!). What happened to these very talented players?

28 December, 2006 00:16  
Anonymous joe said...

Joe said...
without question an unearthed treasure. A real gem. Top notch songs playing and arrangements...
Check "fly home" and "cant you believe it" also..
thanks Lizardson once again

Joe Berlin

14 January, 2007 23:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter and Keith also wrote a song called "all the frozen faces" - beautiful song. Decca never released it. All that remains is a damaged acetate. A real shame.
Peters band history never seems to list his blues bands in the 60's. He was the singer /harp player in a band called Blues City Shakedown and a little while after in a band called Pegasus. I can still remember a good amount of their set list - good solid (British style) Chicago rock blues - unlike the rather insipid blues which seems to be what is mostly played nowadays. Great Days.

15 February, 2009 10:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know about the Keith Cross and Peter Ross "All The Frozen Faces" acetate? I would be very interested to know how you know and also to be able to hear it?bbbb ps I still love Prophets Guiders.

13 April, 2009 04:11  
Blogger tamal said...

If anyone knows how to contact Peter Ross please leave a message here. Thanks.

22 March, 2011 20:55  
Anonymous Mark Blake said...

If anyone knows anything more about what happened to Keith Cross and Peter Ross, please contact me at info@markrblake.com.The album is coming out on CD in April, and I'm writing an article to be published in forthcoming issue of Mojo magazine.

21 March, 2014 00:08  

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